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The GarageBand music app makes it super easy to build and record your own projects. However, the app itself takes some time to learn. The basic tools are fairly straightforward, but there are a wealth of options that allow you to make professional sounding music. So, if you are a budding composer and want to try your hand at something a little more advanced, the following tips can help you modify your creations on the GarageBand app.

 

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When we think of Russia and classical music, we think of the great composers like Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky. Russia’s place in the canon of Western classical music, both as composers and musicians is well established. It can be easy to overlook the rich variety of native Russian string instruments.

 

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When you’re learning to play the violin, or any string instrument, shifting is an important concept to master. While many beginner students work on first position placement, moving on in your training means developing shifting skills that allow you to extend your performance abilities.

 

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Often the biggest problem music teachers, parents and beginner students face when learning a string instrument is finding ways to encourage practice times. However, there are always a few budding musicians who want to practice as much as possible. Either they or their parents place strong importance on mastering the instrument quickly, which means that students are spending hours each day with their instrument and neglecting other parts of their lives.

 

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With over 4,000 years of history, China has developed a rich and complex musical legacy. The Imperial Music Bureau was established during the Qin Dynasty, somewhere between 221 – 207 BCE. Yet that was already well after a Chinese musical culture had developed. Yayue (“elegant music”), a style of ceremonial and court music, was part of China dating from the Zhou Dynasty (1122 – 256 BCE). Eventually, a second style of classical Chinese music developed, often called “literati.” These two sophisticated musical styles grew in the courtly and imperial communities, as well as monasteries, of historical China, while a diverse collection of folk music was created in the provinces. These classical forms of music were kept to imperial court and elite society, yet the Imperial Music Bureau was active in encouraging the development of and recognizing folk music too.

 

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Have you ever wished that you could create music, but felt hampered by your limited skills? Or maybe you’ve never had any formal musical training but wish you could write your own songs? You aren’t alone. Apple created GarageBand, an innovative music app tool developed, for musicians of all levels. Professionals and novices can easily generate one-of-a-kind masterpieces with the apple-based software.

 

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Many aspiring musicians form bands, and want to branch into writing their own music and songs. Knowing how to get started can help the process.

 

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If you’ve recently decided to dust off your string instrument after years of avoidance, you’re not alone. Many adults want to try playing again after a long hiatus, but wonder if they’ll even remember the basics. Relearning your string instrument is a lot like riding a bike. You know the fundamental process and can balance fairly well, but your muscles will have atrophied a little. You shouldn’t hop on a bike and do a marathon, but you can gradually build up your strength.

 

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Musicians who want to excel often feel daunted by failures. Exiting a stage in the wake of an embarrassing, or inferior solo performance is one of the worst emotions a budding student can experience. In fact, there’s only two responses to that occurrence, you either become so discouraged that you decide to pursue some other outlet, or the shame inspires you to overcome your failure.

 

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3 Intermediate Tips For Writing Your Own Music With GarageBand

3 Intermediate Tips For Writing Your Own Music With GarageBand

The GarageBand music app makes it super easy to build and record your own projects. However, the app itself takes some time to learn. The basic tools are fairly straightforward, but there are a wealth of options that allow you to make professional sounding music. So, if you are a budding composer and want to try your hand at something a little more advanced, the following tips can help you modify your creations on the GarageBand app.

 

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Musical Styles: String Instruments Of Russia

Musical Styles: String Instruments Of Russia

When we think of Russia and classical music, we think of the great composers like Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky. Russia’s place in the canon of Western classical music, both as composers and musicians is well established. It can be easy to overlook the rich variety of native Russian string instruments.

 

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What Is Shifting And How To Master It

What Is Shifting And How To Master It

When you’re learning to play the violin, or any string instrument, shifting is an important concept to master. While many beginner students work on first position placement, moving on in your training means developing shifting skills that allow you to extend your performance abilities.

 

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How Much Practice Time Is Too Much?

How Much Practice Time Is Too Much?

Often the biggest problem music teachers, parents and beginner students face when learning a string instrument is finding ways to encourage practice times. However, there are always a few budding musicians who want to practice as much as possible. Either they or their parents place strong importance on mastering the instrument quickly, which means that students are spending hours each day with their instrument and neglecting other parts of their lives.

 

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HOW TO WARM Up New Strings [VIDEO]

HOW TO WARM Up New Strings [VIDEO]

 

 

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Musical Styles: What Is Classical Music In China?

Musical Styles: What Is Classical Music In China?

With over 4,000 years of history, China has developed a rich and complex musical legacy. The Imperial Music Bureau was established during the Qin Dynasty, somewhere between 221 – 207 BCE. Yet that was already well after a Chinese musical culture had developed. Yayue (“elegant music”), a style of ceremonial and court music, was part of China dating from the Zhou Dynasty (1122 – 256 BCE). Eventually, a second style of classical Chinese music developed, often called “literati.” These two sophisticated musical styles grew in the courtly and imperial communities, as well as monasteries, of historical China, while a diverse collection of folk music was created in the provinces. These classical forms of music were kept to imperial court and elite society, yet the Imperial Music Bureau was active in encouraging the development of and recognizing folk music too.

 

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3 Beginner Tips For Writing Your Own Music With Garage Band

3 Beginner Tips For Writing Your Own Music With Garage Band

Have you ever wished that you could create music, but felt hampered by your limited skills? Or maybe you’ve never had any formal musical training but wish you could write your own songs? You aren’t alone. Apple created GarageBand, an innovative music app tool developed, for musicians of all levels. Professionals and novices can easily generate one-of-a-kind masterpieces with the apple-based software.

 

Read More

6 Steps to Learning Basic Song Writing

6 Steps to Learning Basic Song Writing

Many aspiring musicians form bands, and want to branch into writing their own music and songs. Knowing how to get started can help the process.

 

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6 Steps To Get Back To Your String Instrument When You Haven't Played In Years

6 Steps To Get Back To Your String Instrument When You Haven't Played In Years

If you’ve recently decided to dust off your string instrument after years of avoidance, you’re not alone. Many adults want to try playing again after a long hiatus, but wonder if they’ll even remember the basics. Relearning your string instrument is a lot like riding a bike. You know the fundamental process and can balance fairly well, but your muscles will have atrophied a little. You shouldn’t hop on a bike and do a marathon, but you can gradually build up your strength.

 

Read More

If You're Not Failing, You're Not Growing: Here's Why

If You're Not Failing, You're Not Growing: Here's Why

Musicians who want to excel often feel daunted by failures. Exiting a stage in the wake of an embarrassing, or inferior solo performance is one of the worst emotions a budding student can experience. In fact, there’s only two responses to that occurrence, you either become so discouraged that you decide to pursue some other outlet, or the shame inspires you to overcome your failure.

 

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